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Climate Change and the Economy

Richmond Fed senior economist Toan Phan has spent the past decade exploring the economics of climate change. His research in this area began as he was finishing graduate school in 2012, when he was struck by the potential economic implications of climate-related disasters like flooding and hurricanes. So, along with colleagues Riccardo Colacito of the University of North Carolina and Bridget Hoffmann of the Inter-American Development Bank, he began a project to understand the relationship between increasing temperatures and economic growth. The resulting article, "Temperature and Growth: A ...
Econ Focus , Issue 1Q , Pages 12

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Global Banks, Local Branches, and Faraway Crises

In an article recently published in the Journal of International Economics, Horacio Sapriza of the Richmond Fed and Ricardo Correa and Andrei Zlate of the Fed Board of Governors suggested an alternative pathway for the spread of financial shocks. In particular, they used the case of the 2011 European debt crisis to show that local branches of global banks can also amplify shocks through pathways distinct from any effects stemming from their parent banks' capitalization levels.
Econ Focus , Issue 1Q , Pages 13

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill

Fewer veterans are using their education benefits. Is this trend a problem — or a sign of a more welcoming job market?
Econ Focus , Issue 2Q , Pages 4-8

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At the Richmond Fed: CORE Week

In February 2021, Richmond Fed Research Director Kartik Athreya and his colleagues began to think about how to increase the visibility of the Fed’s economic research and how they might better attract and retain top, diverse talent. At the same time, the shift to remote work brought on by COVID-19 led Athreya and several senior colleagues also to consider how to make the most of this new work environment. They asked the research department’s economists to identify what elements of their work could be done remotely and what required everyone to be together in person.
Econ Focus , Issue 2Q , Pages 9

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill

In 2008, Congress passed and President George W. Bush signed the largest expansion of federal education aid to veterans since the original GI Bill at the end of World War II. Under the Post-9/11 Veterans' Educational Assistance Act of 2008, commonly known as the Post-9/11 GI Bill, service members who served at least 90 days on active duty after Sept. 10, 2001, or their dependents, are entitled to up to 36 months of educational assistance to pursue higher education. Depending on the program, they can receive education or job training tuition, books, and fees, as well as a monthly housing ...
Econ Focus , Issue 2Q , Pages 4-8

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